TITLE

World TB Day -- March 24, 2008

PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/21/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 11, p281
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on World TB Day. This celebration is observed annually on March 24 to commemorate the date in 1882 when Robert Koch announced the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB), the bacterium that causes TB. An estimated 2 billion people worldwide are infected with M. tubercolosis. There was a 20% increase in TB cases reported in the U.S. during 1985-1992. This situation led to a renewed emphasis on TB control and prevention during the 1990s.
ACCESSION #
31486849

 

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